To Share or Not to Share?

Six weeks ago my mom read a post I wrote and wondered (publicly in my comments section I might add) why I don’t share with her the shittier parts of having MS? It was a fair question that got me wondering. Maybe I’m too secretive? Maybe I’m too sensitive? Maybe I’m just an asshole? So I decided to take…

How You Move Is…

I absolutely love this commercial.  It’s a catchy, high-energy advertisement for Hospital of Special Surgery (HSS). The song takes residence in my head as I enjoy the fun, fresh moves of the actors as well as the expressions on their faces as they move.  Motion allows them to show joy, excitement, confidence, curiosity, and even aggression…

Turns Out I’m Not A Fan of Yoga Challenges

I like the idea of a daily yoga challenge. The problem is, I don’t actually like doing them because it’s an easy way to bullshit myself. When I couldn’t make it to the studio, I’d simply unroll my mat for about 20 minutes of yoga. Or do a few asanas in the kitchen while waiting…

21 Day Yoga Challenge

Will 21 days of yoga make a difference regarding range of motion (ROM), flexibility and strength if you have MS? Who knows? As much as I love certain modalities that I use to create wellness (Feldenkrais, myofascial work, walking, rowing machine, eliptical & yoga), it’s hard to find something that creates a large, holy shit,…

Coming Back To The Mat

I was a few months from finishing yoga teacher training when I received my MS diagnosis.  Considering how many people swear that yoga healed their MS you would think being a teacher would be an advantage. It would if I were a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, take-life-one-day-at-a-time, obstacles-are-nothing-more-than-opportunities, no-matter-what-my-body-is-my-temple, type of gal. It would if being in my…

Learning To Walk By Rolling With Health

This is the 4th Post about my DBS Journey.  You can read about my earlier progress via Post 1, Post 2 and Post 3. It’s been almost 4 months since I began using my dynamic bracing system to improve my gait. Apparently, it takes more than 15 weeks to reverse a 5-year physical decline which means… Shit’s…

Day 17: Failing To Respect My Fit Elders

The politically correct version of me should be against all forms of ageism and publicly champion every, elderly fit person on the planet. If you’re 20 – 40 years my senior yet out run, out asana or even out walk me, I should put my pride down and tell you how fabulous you are. I…

Day 5: Failing at Shaming Oprah

Have you heard the hullabaloo about Oprah Winfrey joining Weight Watchers?  Even though she’s one of the most wealthy, powerful and accomplished women on the planet, her choice to join WW and encourage others to join her is a big problem for many. Not me. Oprah, if you want to lose weight – Go for…